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Last week was somewhat stressful.

I really had a reality check. The week was composed of three games: Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

It was my last week of regular season of high school basketball.

We started last week off strong and with another win against McDonough [47-37 on Feb. 11] for the second match-up of the season.

In this game, we kept our lead; we did not let them take over and come back. We battled hard and played until the end. This game would have been less stressful and easier if we made our free throws and lay-ups. We were 18 of 41 from the free-throw line [44 percent].

Last Wednesday was a tough night. It was against North Point [an 88-16 loss].

We walked into their gym scared and not ready to play. We let them get into our heads before the game even started because we knew they had defeated Calvert.

This game was one of our off-games. We were not connecting our passes, not hustling up and down the court and throwing the ball away. We were not ready to play, and it showed. We were anxious and nervous to handle the ball because they applied pressure to the ball.

Last Friday was our senior night against Great Mills. We started the evening off with our pregame meal with coach [Felicia] Hall at Chesapeake Grille. This was full of laughs and full of fun.

We returned to a gym filled with balloons and decorations. It felt great to be recognized by our teammates, fans, families and friends.

The game was a good one; however, we could have played better. The lead was constantly changing from Great Mills to us. The game was very competitive. We just couldn’t get our last shots to fall during the overtime period.

That game could have gone to either team, but we lost in overtime, 52-50. We were so close to victory.

The regular season is now over. So, now it is time to prepare for the playoff season. Monday was our first day of practice; we practiced layups and free throws because they are vital to every game. We have a full week of practice reviewing fundamentals, perfecting our offenses and defenses.

Thank you to all the HHS basketball players and parents who participated in making senior night a success. The gym was well put together; it looked really nice.

I couldn’t ask for a better senior night, team, coaching staff, parents, friends and fans.

Amanda Johnson

Huntingtown senior